tmon wrote:What do I need on my resume for the NU interview? I have work experience during and after college, volunteer and other activities I spent significant time doing, and some random stuff at the bottom about interests. Should I include my GPA? Something about LSAT?
I've looked over the questions in the OP and practiced some answers. Should I do anything else?
I just had my interview Tuesday with an Admissions officer.
You do need a copy of your resume for the interview. They will send you an e-mail to remind you about the interview and to bring a copy of the resume. They also state that failure to bring said resume may affect the outcome of the interview.
I did not include my GPA or LSAT on my resume. You don't need to since you have to fill out a sheet asking for that information. I'd suggest including any minors or honors since the sheet doesn't ask for that.
I read the Ivey Guide for Law School Admissions and she has some tips about what to include/remove from a resume, PS and etiquette. She also has some sample questions and prepping for those helped. The book also has sample PS, Resumes etc.
Be prepared to address any weaknesses in your file, as well as explain "Why Law School?" "Why Northwestern?" My admissions officer did ask two or three questions I wasn't really expecting but nothing that I couldn't come up with an answer within a few seconds. Really getting to know what's on your resume as well as how you want to market yourself can help you answer any question.